Corbett National Park is located in the Nainital district of the North Indian state of Uttarakhand. It was here that the prestigious ‘Project Tiger’ was launched in 1973. Best Jim Corbett national park resort packages
Jim Corbett National Park is a treat for nature and wildlife lovers. Its territory covers an area of over 500 square kilometers and the entire terrain is beautiful. From marshy swamps to sweeping hills, from river belts to lakes, every geographical component is present here. Here you explore the love of nature on an open four-wheel jeep and on the back of an elephant.
Jim Corbett National Park is home not only to the tiger but also to other species of wild animals and birds. In fact, some of the most famous bird watchers visit Corbett to observe different species of birds.
In this travel blog, I will share with you my experience of the national park and all other details you need to know before visiting this place.
Jim Corbett National Park – Overview
Jim Corbett National Park is the oldest national park in India. The park is home to a large number of animal species including Bengal tigers and leopard cats. Himalayan black bears, Indian gray mongooses, otters, Indian sloths etc. Here are some things you should know before planning to visit the park.
About Jim Corbett National Park
Jim Corbett National Park was established in 1936 as Hailey National Park to protect the endangered Bengal tiger. The park was later named Jim Corbett after Edward James Corbett who played a key role in establishing the park.
Jim Corbett was a hunter who killed many man-eating tigers in India. British officials urged him to kill man-eating tigers and leopards in nearby villages of Garhwal and Kumaon regions.
Corbett killed many man-eating tigers and leopards in the region. He found that the big cats that became cannibals were either injured or unable to hunt normally. He later convinced the government to create a protected area to minimize human-animal conflict.
The territory of Jim Corbett National Park with an area of 500 km2 is magnificent. From marshy swamps to hills, from river belts to lakes, every geographical component is present here. The park has a wide variety of flora and fauna.
How to reach Jim Corbett National Park?
To reach Jim Corbett National Park, you must first visit Ramnagar – the nearest town to the tiger reserve. Ramnagar is connected by both road and train to major Indian cities.
Traveling distance from some popular places for visitors to Jim Corbett National Park
Corbett National Park is very popular with travelers from nearby cities, mainly due to its ease of travel and distance.
Nainital – 66 km
Delhi – 260 km
Lucknow – 145 km
Ranikhet – 112 km
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How did I get to Jim Corbett National Park?
Well from Chandigarh (located 4 to 6 hours from New Delhi) there are mainly two ways you can reach Jim Corbett National Park –
1. The first route is via Haridwar and it goes like this: Chandigarh – Saharanpur – Roorkee – Haridwar – Corbett
2. The second route is via Rishikesh and it goes like this: Chandigarh – Dehradun – Rishikesh – Corbett.
We chose the second route to the Jim Corbett National Park because of the good condition of the road. The roads from the first trip are in a bit of a bad condition as the driver said.
When we were on the bus, we only had one rule. No one will sleep during the entire trip. The driver was doing the work around and we were doing the work to keep everyone up. The trip started with excitement and dance music and we all danced like there was no tomorrow.